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  • December/Year-End 2017 Economic performance of the airline industry
    This semi-annual report takes a broad look at how the airline industry is adding value for its consumers, the wider economy and governments, as well as for its investors...Read more... 


  • November 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 

    Air passenger volumes are carrying solid momentum into 2018

    Robust passenger demand growth in November. Industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) grew by 8.0% year-on-year in November – the fastest rate in five months and up from 7.3% in October...Read more... 


  • November 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis

    Air freight volumes post another month of robust growth in November 

    Another robust month of FTK growth in November. Year-on-year growth in industry-wide freight tonne kilometres accelerated to 8.8% year-on-year in November, up from 5.8% in October...Read more... 


  • November 2017 State of the Region: Africa & Middle East
    Business confidence in South Africa recovered a little ground this month, but remains at a level associated with economic slowdown. Sentiment in the Middle East was broadly unchanged this month...Read more... 


  • October 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
    Air passenger volumes post robust year-on-year growth in October. Once again, the industry-wide load factor posted a record high for the month (80.8% of available seat kilometres)...Read more... 


  • October 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis
    Air freight volume growth makes a robust start to Q4
    A robust start to Q4 for FTK growth…Industry-wide freight tonne kilometres grew by 5.9% year-on-year in October – the first month of the traditional period of strong demand seen every Q4...Read more... 


  • September 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
    Hurricane impacts visible in Sept, alongside a slowing RPK trend
    Solid industry-wide RPK growth in September…Industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) grew by 5.7% year-on-year in September – slightly faster than the ten-year average growth rate (5.5%)...Read more... 


  • September 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    September data suggest FTKs have passed the cyclical growth peak 
    Another robust month of annual FTK growth…Industry-wide freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) grew by 9.2% in September, down from 11.6% in August...Read more... 


  • August 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
    A strong peak period, but the upward trend in traffic has eased

    August data complete a strong peak period...Industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) grew by 7.2 % year-on-year in August, up slightly from July, and completing a solid performance during the peak northern-hemisphere summer period...Read more... 


  • August 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis
    Another strong month for FTKs, but signs that cyclical peak is near

    Yet another month of double-digit FTK growth…Industry-wide freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) grew by 12.1% year-on-year in August, up from 10.9 % in July, and well ahead of the 5 and 10-year average rates...Read more... 


  • July 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
    Robust July RPK growth, but the upward trend in traffic has eased

    Robust passenger growth in the July peak period…Industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) grew by 6.8% year-on-year in July, down from 7.7% in the previous month...Read more... 


  • July 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis
    Freight growth remained robust in July, but nearing cyclical peak 

    Another month of double-digit FTK growth…Industry-wide FTKs grew by 11.4% year-on-year in July, up slightly from 11.2% in June, and well ahead of the five and ten-year average rates (4.2% and 3.1%, respectively)...Read more...


  •  June 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis
    Annual passenger growth posts a 12-year high in first half of 2017
    A strong first half of 2017 for passenger demand…Industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) grew by 7.8% year-on-year in June, and by a similar rate (7.9%) in the first half of the year (H1 2017) as a whole...Read more...


  • June 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Air freight growth posts its strongest first half-year since 2010
    A strong first half of the year for freight demand…Year-on-year growth in global FTKs slowed to 11.0% in June, down from 12.7% in May, but remained well ahead of the 5-year average pace (3.9%)...Read more... 


  • June 2017 IATA State of the Region: Africa & Middle East
    Economic Performance Outlook: 2017 industry financial forecast update​​
    IATA’s latest economic forecast points to 2017 being the third consecutive year where the air transport industry generates a rate of return that exceeds its cost of capital. Net post-tax profits of US$30bn are expected this year, a little below both 2015 and the revised estimate for 2016. Significant regional disparities remain, however, with the operating environment for African and Middle East airlines expected to again prove...Read more...


  • June 2017 IATA Economic performance of airline industry  
    The Airline Industry Economic Performance takes a broader look at how the industry is adding value for its consume​rs, the wider economy and governments, as well as for its investors. It is released on a bi-annual basis since June 2014 and it substitutes the former Financial Forecast publication. Download the full 2017 document here. 


  • May 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
    Passenger demand growth slows in May, but remains robust 
    Slower growth in May, but a robust start to 2017. Slower growth in May, but a robust start to 2017 Having reached a six-year high of 10.9% in April, year-on- year growth in global RPKs slowed to 7.7% in May...Read more... 


  • May 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Another strong month, but has the cyclical growth peak passed? 
    Year-on-year FTK growth accelerates in May…Global FTKs grew by 12.7% year-on-year in May, up from 8.7% in April...Read more... 


  • April 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis  
    April air passenger demand grows at the fastest pace in six years
    Further evidence of a robust start to 2017. Global revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) grew by 10.7% year-on-year in April, up from 6.5% in March and the fastest pace since April 2011...Read more... 


  • April 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis  
    Strong start to 2017, but have we passed the cyclical growth peak? 
    Growth eases back in April, but remains robust. Global FTKs grew by 8.5% year-on-year in April, down from 13.4% in March...Read more... 


  • March - April 2017 IATA Airlines Financial Monitor  
    Airlines Financial Monitor 
    Key Points include. Global airline share prices rose by 2.5% in April, partly reflecting expectations that the squeeze on margins will diminish...Read more... 


  • March 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis  
    A robust first quarter of 2017 for air passenger demand 
    A robust first quarter of 2017 for pax growth. Global revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) grew by 6.8% year-on-year in March...Read more... 


  • March 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis  
    March data complete a strong Q1 for annual FTK growth
    Growth reaches a multi-year high in March…Global FTKs grew by 14.0% year-on-year in March – the fastest pace since October 2010...Read more... 


  • February 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis  
    Leap year effects distort headline data, but a robust start to 2017 
    2016 leap year is affecting annual comparisons. Year-on-year growth in global revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) fell to 4.8% in February from January’s five-year high (8.9%)...Read more... 


  • February 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Strong start to 2017 for freight growth, but grounds for caution? 
    Leap year effects are distorting the data…Global FTKs grew by 8.4% year-on-year in February. However, the data are distorted by the fact that 2016 was a leap year...Read more... 


  • January 2017 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis  
    Annual RPK growth accelerates to a 5-year high at the start of 2017 
    A strong start to 2017 for passenger traffic. Annual growth in industry-wide RPKs accelerated to 9.6% in January – its fastest pace since April 2011 and the strongest start to the year since 2005...Read more... 


  • January 2017 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis  
    Air freight looks to have carried momentum into the New Yea
    A solid start to the year for air freight. The 6.9% annual increase in global FTKs in January marked an easing from December’s double-digit pace, but it was still well ahead of the five-year average rate (3.0%)...Read more... 


  • 2016 IATA Resolution Carbon Emmissions  
    72nd IATA Annual General Meeting 
    Resolutions on the developmentof a global market-based measure for international aviation...Read more... 


  • June 2016 IATA Outlook for airline markets and industry performance  
    The Airline Industry Economic Performance takes a broader look at how the industry is adding value for its consume​rs, the wider economy and governments, as well as for its investors. It is released on a bi-annual basis since June 2014 and it substitutes the former Financial Forecast publication. Download the full 2016 document here.